Megan Malgeri, M.D.’12
(MAY 14, 2023) Megan Malgeri, M.D.’12, assistant professor of family medicine, says climate change is extending the growing season, bringing allergies earlier and creating more severe symptoms for Vermonters, WCAX-TV reported. On top of that, the warmer and wetter weather is encouraging new and added plant growth — pollen counts have increased by more than 20 percent since 1990.
“We’re having more pollen in the air and, interestingly, the pollen is more potent,” Malgeri said. “Even the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making this problem worse for people.”